TMJ & Grinding Relief in Naperville, IL
Suffering from TMJ or severely grinding your teeth? Many people suffer from mild to moderate levels of facial pain, whether it is from headaches, migraines, stress, their bite or TMJ dysfunction. We offer treatments and therapies to relieve pain and symptoms. For best diagnosis and treatment, it is best to schedule a consultation before proceeding with treatment.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a disorder where the jaw muscles do not function properly, causing pain in the jaw and joints and also noise during jaw movement. About 20-30% of adults suffer from this to a varying degree.
Bruxism is a medical condition in which people clench and grind their teeth (mostly while sleeping). This will wear down the tooth’s natural enamel and may lead to hypersensitive teeth, a sore jaw, and minor to major headaches. You would be surprised how common this condition is!
Effects of TMJ and Bruxism (Teeth Grinding):
TMJ and Bruxism can result in:
- Broken teeth
- Jaw and muscle pain
- Failure of dental work
- Neck pain
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
How We Can Help You Relieve Your Pain?
Our office offers a few options to help you relieve your pain. Each individual’s medical and dental health varies, so it is best to consult your medical doctor and dentist about the best treatment for you.
Night Guards: A night guard is a custom-made clear, thin removable device to fit over your upper and lower teeth to wear while you sleep. Read more about Night Guards, or call our office to schedule a FREE consultation.
- Botox® Treatment: If you have TMJ Syndrome, headaches, or migraine pain, and your healthcare professional determines you are a candidate for this treatment, your specific diagnosis and the severity of your condition will dictate how much Botox® you will require. Botox® is injected into the affected head and neck muscles. Botox® blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles and reducing or eliminating facial pain.
- How Long Does It Take and How Long Does It Last?
Botox® injections take only a few minutes depending on the number of injections needed and will remain effective for up to 3 months. Pain symptoms may return 3 months after your initial treatment. With a series of treatments, Botox® can retrain your muscles to relax and you will notice your symptoms resolve for longer periods of time.
- Is Botox® Safe?
The use of Botox® is very safe, however, as with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects to be aware of when using Botox® for TMJ treatment.